Undefeated Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0, 20 KOs), currently ranked #3 by the WBA, isn’t the sort of heavyweight to let a broken hand slow him down. While he’s on the mend, he has revamped his corner by adding legendary former world champion Nigel Benn and seasoned trainer Rodney Williams to his team.
“My hand is still in a cast,” said Browne, “but I can’t wait to get in there and work with Nigel and Rodney. I watched Nigel train yesterday and I was really impressed with him and what Rodney was showing him.”
“Big Daddy” expects to join Benn and Williams in the coming weeks as he starts to gear up for an upcoming fight against the winner of match between WBA World heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev and Fres Oquendo.
“I’m the mandatory contender for the winner of Chagaev and Oquendo and I know that I need to ramp it up to get my hands on that WBA belt. I know that Rodney and Nigel have a lot of blood, sweat and pain installed for me, but I need that so on fight night I know I’m the superior boxer in there.”
Matt Clark, Browne’s manager, seconded that emotion.
“I’m genuinely excited about ‘Big Daddy’ teaming up with Nigel and Rodney at the Blacktown Police Citizens Youth Club,” he said. “Both have told me that they intend to get the best out of Lucas Browne and transfer some of the things he can do in training and sparring into the ring on fight night. They want to bring back that explosiveness that we all know he possesses. Nigel Benn was the ultimate blood and guts warrior and he wants to further instill that mentality into Lucas. And Rodney Williams is an excellent technical trainer. I’m looking forward to him teaching Lucas some new tricks.
“That ferocity and hunger that Lucas already possesses is going to be ramped up by Nigel and Rodney.”
Learning some new tricks is just what “Big Daddy” needs.
“I’m sure that fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be excited about Nigel training me and bringing out the beast!” said Browne. “He was always in exciting fights and always in tip-top shape.”
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